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* ISSUE * 

A Bi-Partisan Effort: The Political 'Odd Couple' see Page 4 

Voter s Guide to the 2008 Election 

see Page 5 


Ha Viz CoIIegtetme^f 

Volume 76, No. 6 

An Independent Publication | Founded 1924 

October 23, 2008 

Obama 380; Apathy 1,591 

Total Voters vs. Non-Voters 

■ Voted ■ Didn't Vote 

Total Vote 
□ Obama ■ McCain □ Nader 
□ Barr ■ Paul □ Other 


Student Vote 

□ Obama I 
□ Barr 

McCain □ Nader 
■ Paul □ Other 

Decision 2008 1-4 

Voter's Guide 5 

News 6 

Sports 7-8 



Ben Waltz '11 /LA VIE 

UNPOPULAR VOTE Students cast their votes at the LVC Mock Election 
hosted by La Vie Collegienne, College Democrats and College Republicans. 
At 8 p.m., 598 out of 2189 eligible students and LVC employees had voted 

Religion and Politics 

Professors separate the myths 
on Church and State 

Maria Pagonakis '10 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Religion and politics. Should 
they even be mentioned in the 
same sentence? 

When asked how he feels about 
politics and religion working to- 
gether, Chaplain Paul Fullmer gives 
a somber reply. 

"It saddens me," he says. "Re- 
ligion plays a major role. Hurtful 
things can be said on issues that 


aren't clear." When it comes to a re- 
ligion, he feels that "people will say 
what is needed to say in public, but 
when they go to vote, their heart 
comes out." 

Considering the ever-looming 
election, go a few months back 
when Democratic Presidential 
candidates Sen. Barack Obama 
and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 
spoke at a religious forum at Mes- 
siah College. The two were asked 

Please see RELIGION | Page 3 

Courtesy Google images 
cratic presidential candidate Barack 
Obama was the clear winner in the 
LVC Mock Election, winning 64 per- 
cent of the popular vote. However, 
the number of eligible students and 
LVC employees that didn't turn out 
to vote was more than four times 
higher than the number that voted 
for Obama in the election 

'No-shows at 
polls more than 

triple total 
number of voters 

Matt Martin '09 
Nikki Frederick '10 

La Vie Staff Writers 

It was a good day for Barack 
Obama at the LVC Mock Elec- 
tion; it was a better day for apathy. 

Fifteen days before the national 
presidential election, the Demo- 
cratic ticket of Illinois Senator Ba- 
rack Obama and Delaware Senator 
Joe Biden was the top vote-getter 
in Mondays election. That team 
received 380 votes, followed by 
the Republican ticket of Arizona 
Sen. John McCain and Alaskan 
Governor Sarah Palin, which got 
179 votes. Ralph Nader and the 
Green Party received 14 votes, 
followed by Bob Barr of Georgia 
with 8 votes for the Libertarian 
Party, and write-in candidate Ron 
Paul with 4 votes. 

But the real winner of the day 
was apathy. Out of a voter pool of 
2,189 eligible students and LVC 
employees, 1,591 failed to vote. 
Out of 1,748 eligible students, 
30 percent voted. Out of 441 eli- 
gible LVC employees, 18 percent 

The day looked promising 
when President Stephen C. Mac- 
Donald entered the polls early 
with enthusiasm, stating the elec- 
tion "is absolutely important and 
exciting to the campus." 

The results promptly disagreed 

Please see APATHY | Page 3 

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The Final Countdown 

McCain, Obama square off in final debate before Election Day 

Nina Balogh '10 

La Vie Staff Writer 

View from the Left 

Cool, calm, and collected. 

Democratic Sen. Barack Obama 
embodied these characteristics 
perfectly during the third and final 
presidential debate on Wednesday, 

Republican Sen. John McCain, 
on the other hand . . . not so much. 

I felt that Queen and David 
Bowie's "Under Pressure" should 
have been playing behind McCain. 
He fidgeted in his seat, interrupted 
the mediator and his opponent, 
and made erratic responses that 
had nothing to do with the ques- 
tions being asked. 

Obama held his ground with 
each attack McCain threw at 
him. He answered each question 
flawlessly, giving an accurate 
portrayal of the "straight talk" 
John McCain became not-so- 
famous for. Obama gave all the 
details, but still McCain did not 
back down. 

When McCain attacked Obama 
about Joe the Plumber and his tax 
plan, Obama explained he would 
not raise taxes for small businesses, 
but McCain continued the accusa- 

This made me feel that he 
had everything but the answers 
on his mind. This happened 
throughout the debate and re- 
peated itself when healthcare 
was brought up. 

Obviously, McCain was not lis- 

It was a little painful to watch. 
Even more painful, was the realiza- 
tion that McCain is not ready to 
run the country he loves. He looked 
like a deer caught in headlights for 
most of the debate. 

Also, his frustration was evi- 
dent: the rolling of the eyes, the 
shifting and the smiling in his 
chair, and all of the interruptions 
were just embarrassing. He was 
no doubt the aggressor of the eve- 
ning, but his aggression just made 
him look like an angry, out-of- 
touch old man. 

When asked about his econom- 
ic plan, all McCain could say was, "I 
know how to save billions. I know 
how to stop corruption. I know 
how to do this." 

Thanks, John, that's nothing new 
to us. How about telling us "how" 
for a change? 

Obama never missed a beat. He 
was right there, defending his re- 
cord and his ideals, leaving McCain 
dumbfounded and making him 
resort to playground name-calling 

The debate was not disappoint- 
ing at the least. Both candidates 
ended strong, but Obama was the 
clear winner of the evening, leaving 
McCain to descend the stage with 
his tail between his legs. 


La Vie Staff Writer 

View from the Right 

It was the third Presidential de- 
bate of the 2008 race. 

One that supposedly included 
intense jabs. One that was going to 
define the race. 

Okay, let's get to the point: does 
anyone care? 

This contest between senators 
Barack Obama and John McCain 
was supposed to shape the genera- 
tions to come. Call it apathy — or 
maybe call it the "two-boring-can- 
didate syndrome" — but Americans 
seem to have lost hope that there is 
any chance of change approaching. 

After watching this debate, I be- 
came one of them. 

Bob Schieffer of CBS News 
moderated what could have been 
a debate bursting with excitement. 
Yet the only thing it seemed to be 

bursting with was its mediocrity. 

But who won? Is a winner even 
possible? I feel like picking a winner 
of this "debate" would just be saying 
someone "won" a conversation with 
an acquaintance. It isn't easy. 

Since I'm a supporter of McCa- 
in, I was interested in hearing the 
conversation regarding taxes. 

I wasn't surprised. 

"Well, I don't mind paying a 
little more," Obama stated. 

Please! When trying to appeal 
to working class families, don't be 
the role model. 

"Why would you want to increase 
anybody's taxes ?" asked McCain, try- 
ing to catch his opponent off guard 
with some actual personality. 

According to Obama, one op- 
tion for our country is to join "the 
plumber, the nurse, the firefighter, the 
teacher" and other "middle-class indi- 
viduals" to hold hands and sing "kum 
ba yah" to the sound of our economy 
crashing down. I'm not buying it. 

"Throwing money at the problem 
is not the answer," McCain said. 

I couldn't agree more. Obama 
talks constantly about cutting taxes 
and then goes on to say we need to 
"invest" and have a "spirit of sacri- 
fice and service" when approaching 
the economy. Cutting taxes? Not 
with Obama. 


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promising, but so does a country 
that doesn't have any problems. We 
need to look at this situation realis- 
tically, not just idealistically. 

"These are difficult times," Sen. 
McCain concluded. 

With Obama, I can't see it be- 
coming any easier. 

"College [should be financially 
available] for every young person who 
wants to go," Obama emphasized. 

That, of course, will be funded 
without raising taxes or anything neg- 
ative towards the middle class, right? 

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Voting 41 1 : A guide to November 4 

Cassandra Kane '10 


Well, the first Tuesday after 
the first Monday in November is 
almost here. While this thought 
makes some on the LVC campus 
relieved, others remain a little 
anxious. Here's a quick look at 
the procuedures for the big day to 
eliminate, or at least reduce, any 
apprehension and ensure all of 

your votes are counted. 

Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 
8 p.m. The busiest times tend to be 
when people are going to and from 
work and the hour before the polls 
close, so plan accordingly. 

Students and faculty registered 
to vote here in Annville will be cast- 
ing ballots at one of two locations. 

For those living along College 
Avenue, Maple Street, East Main 
Street or in the residency halls, the 

precinct is at the Annville Church 
of the Brethren, 495 E. Maple St. 

For those living on West Sheridan 
Avenue, voting will take place at the 
Annville Town Hall, 36 N. Lancaster 
St. For more specific instructions, re- 
fer to your voter registration card. 

All first-time voters must show 
a form of identification. Accepted 
forms of identification include a valid 
driver's license, U.S. passport, student 
ID, or current bank statement. 

If voting by absentee ballot, 
suggested submission is Wed., 
October 28. The county board of 
elections must receive the com- 
pleted ballot (either through the 
U.S. mail or by hand-delivery to 
the offices of the county board of 
elections) no later than 8:00 p.m. 
on Election Day. 

Enjoy the experience! 

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La Vie Collegienne October 23, 2008 3 

^ DECISION 2008 ^ 

RELIGION: Campus questions role of faith in candidates' policies 

Continued from Page 1 

about their favorite Bible verses 
and other questions about what 
role religion plays in their lives. 

"I feel they both were sincere 
about their Bible verses," says 

Should all politicians have a 
working knowledge of the Bible? 

"They should know what in- 
spires the people, and if that is 
knowing the Bible, then [my an- 
swer is] yes," continues Fullmer. 

However, according to Jonathan 
Terry, a professor of religion, "It is 
important to keep religion out of 
political views." As with Fullmer, 
Terry is also a church pastor and 
believes that he can't tell the con- 
gregation how to vote because he 
plays an import role in the church 
and needs to stay neutral. He also 
feels that "his religion will affect 
how he votes." 

While Terry, too, believes that 

What: 'Politics and Faith: A Forum on 
Church, State, Religion, and Polities' 

When: Saturday, Oct. 25, at 6:30 p.m. 

Where: Lutz Hall 

Sponsored by Mars Hill 

Obama and Clinton were sincere 
when they discussed their beliefs at 
the Messiah College religion forum, 
he has some words of caution. 

"[They do] not necessarily 
[need to know the Bible], because 
it implies that Christianity is the 
only basis and it brings out the sep- 
aration cause," he says. 

Terry also believes that the 

majority of Americans believe in 
something and just because they 
might not go to church every week 
doesn't mean that they don't have 
their own beliefs. 

"In a climate like today's, it 
would be hard to get elected if you 
didn't believe in something," he 

In Dr. Jeffrey Robbins's class 

"One Nation under God?," the pro- 
fessor of religion and philosophy 
explores these very issues. Robbins 
says he is teaching the class because 
he is "very interested in it. It is an 
important dynamic in our Ameri- 
can culture and key ingredient." 
Robbins also feels that "religion was 
always a part of politics" and that 
"it's inevitable, given the fact we are 
by far a largely religious people." 

Robbins also believes that 
Obama and Clinton were sincere 
during the Messiah College forum. 

"There has been a sincere crop 
of Democratic representatives, es- 
pecially Clinton and Obama," he 

Robbins notes the paradox that 
America is the "most religious na- 
tion, but, at the same, we have a 
secular government." 

Consistent with his belief that 
"everybody should know the Bible 

as well as many different faiths" 
because the Bible is an "important 
document" that comes with "heri- 
tage and tradition," Robbins thinks 
it even more important for politi- 
cians to know their nation's prac- 
ticed religions. 

"They would not be disquali- 
fied from office, but culturally they 
would be deemed too far outside 
American mainstream to be elect- 
able," he says. 

To discuss the topic, students 
and faculty are invited to a panel 
sponsored by Mars Hall called 
"Politics and Faith: A Forum on 
Church, State, Religion, and Poli- 
tics" on Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in Lutz 
Hall. Views will be expressed and 
then the floor will be open to any 
questions that people may have 
about the topic. 


APATHY: Low turnout in mock election a sign of diminishing youth vote? 

Continued from Page 1 

with his assertion. Nearly two- 
thirds of the campus failed to make 
their voices heard in a process that 
took less than one minute to com- 

One student even refused the 
offer condescendingly by saying "I 
have the time [but] I am not going 
to waste it [by voting] ." 

Another student, Tracey For- 
tugno TO, explained, "I'm not go- 
ing to vote in the real election so 
why wold I vote in the mock elec- 

Those who did cast a ballot ex- 
pressed the importance of sharing 

"I voted because I thought it 
would be interesting to see the re- 
sults of the poll," Michael Landshof 
'11 said. 

Added Emily Devivo ' 1 2, "I vot- 
ed to contribute to LVC's opinion 
on the election." 

Ben Waltz '11 / LA VIE 

ANOTHER KIND OF PRESIDENT President Stephen C. MacDonald casts 
his vote for President of the United States in Monday's Mock Election 

& Clarifications 

It is our continuing goal to 
provide readers with complete 
and accurate information. To 
that end, we welcome and en- 
courage notification of any 
mistakes. Readers who wish 
to submit corrections should 
send an email to lavie(S), 
subject line: Corrections. 

Greg Kauffman '09, president 
of the College Democrats, said the 
turnout was a "significant increase" 
from the mock primary election 
in April. He explained that voting 
gives citizens a say in government. 

"While I would have loved to 
see a 100% turnout, I'm still hap- 
py to see that we had so many stu- 
dents come out to vote," Kauff- 
man said. "When we vote, we are 
taken seriously and politicians 
have to work to represent us and 
our concerns in order to earn that 

A comment from a representa- 
tive of College Republicans was 

not received by press time. 

According to Dr. Chris Dolan, 
assistant professor of political sci- 
ence, the low faculty and staff 
turnout may be accounted for by 
the elections location in the Mund 
College center. 

"Maybe if paper ballots were 
sent to dorm rooms or mailbox- 
es, the turnout may have been a 
little higher," he suggested. "The 
basic fact of the matter, faculty 
didn't vote because it was in the 
student center, and we don't 
walk over there every day. More 
of a central location may have 
been better." 

Because most students do visit 
Mund at least once a day for meals, 
Dolan is surpised by the low stu- 
dent turnout. 

"The voter turnout, and how 
low it was, is quite surprising given 
the level of enthusiasm you would 

**Tm not going 
to vote in the real 
election so why 
would I vote in 
the mock elec- 


Biochemistry and 
Molecular Biology Major 

think to expect from young people 
in this particular election," Dolan 
said, "although young people tend 
not to vote in higher numbers any- 

LVC's 29 percent voter turnout 
compares with 69 percent for the 
state and 79 percent for Lebanon 
County in the 2004 election. 

Some students, even with the 
multiple e-mails, posters and signs, 
simply "forgot to vote." Other stu- 
dents felt that the paper ballots 
"discredited the election" which 

may possibly account for the lack 
of votes. 

When voters were asked about 
the most important issues concern- 
ing their choice for president, most 
replied with answers about the 
economy and the war in Iraq. 

The final question on the bal- 
lot asked voters to declare their 
registration status, to which 572 
participants answered yes out of a 
possible 598. This adds a glimpse 
of hope that many will enter the ac- 
tual polls on Election Day. 

M. MARTIN mam006(3) 

Faculty Vote 

□ Obama ■ McCain 
□ Nader □ Other 

4 La Vie Collegienne October 23, 2008 

^DECISION 2008^ 

The Odd Couple: 

Putting aside political differences for the sake of living together 

Katie Cunningham '1 1 

La Vie Staff Writer 

It is already difficult to find 
someone compatible enough to 
live with, and the 2008 Presiden- 
tial Election Race has made it even 
more so. 

During election seasons, po- 
litical views and personal beliefs 
seem to come out in full force. 
Some students are currently find- 
ing themselves feeling a little more 
tension in their rooms than they 
had expected. So, how do room- 
mates with different views manage 
to live together without 
driving each other in- 

Currently on 
campus, there are , 
three girls sharing I 
a triple, each with 
a different political 
standpoint. One girl 
is a registered Demo- 
crat, one a Republi 
can, and the other 
undecided and unn 
istered. Political disc 
sions arise freque 
especially when prog 
such as The Daily Show or 
the Colbert Report are on. 
Two of the roommates also have 

a political class together. 

None wanted their names 
mentioned, saying they want 
to keep a lid on whatever po- 
litical tensions might exist. 

"I do avoid bringing poli- 
tics up because it causes more 
tension that is not needed in 
the room," says the Demo- 
crat. "We're having enough 
problems going from best 
friends to roommates that 
extra issues are just unneces- 

Room 304 

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But it's hard to 
I avoid confrontation, 
[especially in a 12 by 
1 12 box. 

Both the Republi- 
can and the Demo- 
crat avidly 
try to ex- 
plain their 
views to the 
other, but to no 

Illustration by Katie Zwiebel '12 

Most ar- 
guments end up un- 

The Republican 
believes in the idea 
of "no comment" for 
| the sake of the room. 

However, there is 
I hope for friendship 
I and even love to over- 
I come differences in 

Kris Gazsi '07, political science, 
and Jessica Bagley '09, physical 
therapy, are engaged, despite the 

fact that they have completely op- 
posite views. 

Gazsi and Bagley were the 
Presidents for the College Demo- 
crats and the College Republicans, 
respectively, during their junior 

Instead of being torn apart by 
their views, they are drawn to- 

"We both know our political 
perspectives are part of who we 
are," Gazsi says, "and that we have 
them because we think problems 
can be solved — sometimes by 
government and sometimes not." 
It is not to say that it is always 
easy, however. The couple under- 
stands that they are unlikely to 
agree upon political resolutions 
and have set "rules" for the rela- 

Gazsibelieves in "two easyrules: 
never question motivation and put 
the issue away before discussion 
becomes argument." 

While some people embrace 
political differences, others are 
defeated by them. Advice for this 
political season: keep politics out 
of the room in order to keep sanity 
in your life. 

K. CUNNIGHAM kc004( 

Students show support with election apparel 

Elizabeth Julian '09 

La Vie Staff Writer 

During this pivotal political sea- 
son, students have found bold ways 
to promote their party, from bum- 
per stickers to T-shirts, to stickers 
covering notebooks and textbooks. 

Both the College Republicans 
and College Democrats have been 
distributing promotional material 
in order to create excitement for 
their respective candidates. 

"We get the material from the 
campaigns themselves," says Zach- 
ary Strohm '09, Vice President of 
the College Republicans. "The idea 
behind the process is that there will 
be extra name recognition." 

Greg Kauffman '09, the presi- 
dent of the College Democrats, 
says that his group also has cam- 
paign paraphernalia. 

"The College Democrats are in 
the process of getting as much cam- 
paign material distributed on cam- 

pus as possible. We primarily deal 
with campaign buttons, bumper 
stickers, stickers, and signs." 

Both groups on campus handed 
out items during the Activities Fair, 
which were quickly gobbled up by 
students, according to both Strohm 
and Kauffman. 

This rising interest in politics is 
viewed as a positive. Historically, 
citizens between 18 and 24 years old 
have not voted in large numbers. 

"Signs, stickers, and buttons 
all serve as a reminder to students 
and the community that there is an 
election going on and they should 
get informed, get registered, and 
get active," Kauffman says. 

Philosophy major Mary Auker 
TO displays her support for Demo- 
cratic presidential candidate Sen. 
Barack Obama solely because she 
believes that "voting for Senator 
Obama is the most logical, reason- 
able, and responsible choice." 

Auker, who wears an 
Obama pin and displays 
various Obama stickers, be- 
lieves that apparel indirectly 
affects students. 

"I think it doesn't neces- 
sarily convince people to 
vote for your candidate. But 
I do think it starts conversa- 
tions where you can present 
your argument, and that does 
change opinions, and maybe 
even votes," she claims. 

Zach Strohm agrees that a 
name can have a powerful 
effect on student voters. 

"If you see a McCain 
bumper sticker, then McCain is more 
likely to stick in your head when you 
go to the poll to vote. The more you 
see the name, the more likely you are 
to vote for the person because of iden- 
tification purposes," he says. 

Kauffman says the College Demo- 
crats are working on obtaining Obama- 

Elizabeth Julian '09/ LA VIE 
YEA OR NAY Mary Auker, center, receives both a thumbs-up and a thumbs-down from classmates 
for her Obama-sticker-decorated water bottle 

Biden window signs for students. 

"There is a long-standing tradi- 
tion of an election year campaign 
sign 'war' for window space on col- 
lege campuses across the country. 
It's all in good fun," he says. 

Strohm also believes that even 
more apparel will be distributed. 

"If we have a candidate come to 
campus, then yes, we'll definitely dis- 
tribute again. We also probably will 
when we do a voter registration drive." 

CAUTION: LVC students' politi- 
cal voices are only going to continue to 
grow louder until the election is over. 



La Vie Collegienne October 23, 2008 5 

Decision 2008 • La Vie Collegienne • Voter's Guide 

Democratic Presidential Nominee: Senator Baracb Obama (Illinois) 
Running Mate: Senator Joe Biden (Delaware) 

Democratic nominee Barack 
Obama was raised by his single 
mother and grandparents. After 
graduating from Columbia Univer- 

sity and Harvard Law School with 
student loans, Obama turned down 
lucrative positions, instead return- 
ing to Chicago. Obama was in the 
Illinois State Senate for eight years, 
and in 2004 was elected to the Sen- 
ate. He has a wife, Michelle, and 
two daughters, Sasha and Malia. 

•Create a Jumpstart the Econo- 
my program. Obama will contrib- 
ute $25 billion to the state growth 
fund. This will prevent state and 
local cuts in health, education, and 
housing costs. 

•There will be tax cuts for 
working families. This comes in 
the form of a $1000 tax credit per 
working and eligible family. Also, 
the income tax will be eliminated 
for senior citizens making less than 
$50,000 per year. 

•To promote 

good trade agreements and spread 
good labor/environmental stan- 
dards overseas, tax breaks will 
end for companies that send jobs 

funding for scientific research. 


•Finally, Obama will place tax 
relief on small businesses, more 
freedom to unionize, a raise in the 
minimum wage, and a universal 
mortgage credit. 


•Enact a Windfall Profit Tax. 
This will give a $1000 emergency 
energy rebate to American fami- 

•Increase full standards while 
allocating $4 billion to this. The 
plan is to have 10 percent of elec- 
tricity from renewable sources by 
2012, and 25 percent by 2025. 

•Implement an economy wide 
Cap and Trade program to reduce 
greenhouse gas emissions. 

•Invest in a clean energy econ- 
omy and technology. Along with 
this, the goal is to have 5 million 
"green" jobs, while doubling 

•Create a Zero to Five plan. 
This will increase possibilities for 
all children to be able to attend a 

•Reform the No Child Left Be- 
hind Act and increase college-level 
courses in schools, as well as have 
the Recruit, Prepare, Retain, Re- 
ward teacher program 

•Ensure the first $4000 of col- 
lege education is free for most 

•Eliminate a separate financial 
aid application. This will be done 
by having a box for families to check 
authorizing their tax information. 

•A phased removal of troops, 
which will be complete by sum- 
mer 2010, and a residual force will 
remain to conduct counter terror- 

fey Sarah Kaltreider '1 1 
La Vie Staff Writer 

evacuation of 
during emergen- 

• Obama 
supports a 
woman's right 
to choose yet re- 
spects those who 
do not agree with 
his stand. He will 
preserve Roe v. Wade. 

•He will work to re- 
duce the amount of un- 
intended pregnancies and 
increase funding for family 

will work to re- 

National Security 
•Protect chemical plants, keep 
track of nuclear fuel, and enforce 


duce malpractice suits and allow 
Americans to purchase the same 
healtcare he recieves as a Senator. 

S. KALTREIDER sek004(a> 

Repbulican Presidential Nominee: Senator John McCain (Arizona) 
Running Mate: Governor Sarah Palin (Alaska) 

\ tor John 
^ c a m e 
I from a 
of mem- 
bers of the 
Navy. He 
also joined 
the Navy 
and fought 
in the Viet- 
nam War, 
over five 
years as a 
prisoner of 
war. He became 
a U.S. Represen- 
tative in 1982 and a 
U.S. senator (Republican 
from Arizona) in 1986. He 

has a wife, Cindy, four children, 
and seven grandchildren. 


•Supports low taxes, particu- 
larly for small businesses, corpora- 
tions, and entrepreneurs, whom 
he believes create jobs better if not 
hampered by high taxes. 

•Believes acquiring energy in- 
dependence is crucial to improving 
our economy. 


•Supports energy independence 
for the United States through a vari- 
ety of means: offshore drilling for 
oil, increased use of nuclear power 
(including building new nuclear 
power plants), and funding research 
into alternative energy sources. 


•Web site says that he, "be- 

lieves our schools can and should 
compete to be the most innovative, 
flexible and student-centered - not 
safe havens for the uninspired and 

•He supports continuing the 
policies of No Child Left Behind as 
well as making school choice fea- 
sible for parents. 

War in Iraq /National Security 

•Believes it is important to re- 
main in Iraq as long as is necessary 
to achieve success. 

•Says, "To promise a with- 
drawal of our forces from Iraq, 
regardless of the calamitous con- 
sequences to the Iraqi people, our 
most vital interests, and the future 
of the Middle East, is the height 
of irresponsibility. It is a failure of 

•Believes that the key to nation- 


by Daniel Walmer '10 
La Vie Staff Writer 

al security is a strong and smart mil- 
itary to fight the war on terrorism. 

Also encourages the creation of 
a missile defense system. 

Abortion and Gay Rights 

•Opposes abortion and be- 
lieves Roe v. Wade should be over- 

•Believes the institution of mar- 
riage is a union between one man 
and one woman." 

Health Care 

•Believes that the govern- 
ment's role in improving health 
care should be making it more af- 
fordable and easier for people to 
purchase their own health insur- 
ance, rather than having the gov- 
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Crowning moment 

Oktoberfest Weekend: By the pictures 

All photos courtesy Ben Waltz '11 

Center: Seniors Charlie Fish- 
er and Allie Tierney smile 
after being crowned Home- 
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Below: The Pride of the Val- 
ley Marching Band performs 
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10-17-08 | Peace Garden 


A number of complaints were received from students stating someone 
was throwing water balloons from the Peace Garden area. Upon investiga- 
tion, a number of individuals fled from the area. Investigation continues. 

10-17-08 | New Student Center 


A number of pool cues were broken. Anyone with information please 
contact Public Safety. 

10-17-08 | New Student Center 

Laundry detergent 

An unknown person poured liquid detergent in the fountain. Anyone 
with information should contact Public Safety. 

10-15-08 | Arnold Sports Center 


Money was stolen from a locker in the football locker room. Anyone 
with information should contact Public Safety. 

Please report any suspicious activity to Public Safety at x61 1 1. 

Local police, security and caf 
prove hot topics with SGA 


La Vie Staff Writer 

Conflict with police and safety 
was the topic Student Government 
President Charlie Fisher opened 
with at the meeting on Monday. Ac- 
cording to reports, the Annville Twp. 
Chief of Police, Mchael Burdge, has 
been problematic with his criteria 
for ticketing individuals, especially 
those who aren't registered and com- 
muters parked at their own homes. 

Sirens were an issue as well. The 
newly installed sirens on the top of 
the Blair Music Center should be 
up and running soon while Public 
Safety training has begun. A stu- 
dent mentioned the need to fix the 
emergency alarm by Arnold Sports 
Center, noting that it has been bro- 
ken for a few weeks. 

Concerns about certain broken 
equipment in locker rooms and the 
lack of hand sanitizer in computer 

labs during aseasonpronefor spread- 
ing disease were also addressed. 

Food service was a hot topic, as 
SGA planned a meeting with Greg 
Krikorian, vice president for stu- 
dent affairs, to discuss issues like 
line length, empty condiments and 
the lack of product stocking. 

In other business, the Racquet- 
ball Club asked for sponsorship for 
the Spring 2008 semester to help 
with equipment costs, and SGA 
agreed to provide funds. Likewise, 
the Dance Team involved with the 
Christian community on campus 
and the Valley Ventures Club of 
sports inquired about the possibil- 
ity of getting funds for their clubs. 
No decisions were made. 

Other topics involved problems 
with mice and squirrels in residential 
areas and issues with malfunctioning 
heating and clogged bathroom drains. 


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Number of LVC rushing yards 
MORE than Widener on Sat., 
Oct. 18. LVC recorded 269 while 
Widener put up only 10. 

Number of new intercollegiate 
teams added for the 2009-10 
school year. Men's and women's 
lacrosse were added. 

Number of La Vie writers who 
correctly predicted the World 
Series match-up in the Oct. 1 
edition. Congratulations Ryan 

Number of LVC fall teams with 
a sub-.500 record. 

Number of soccer players 
honored with weekly Conference 
honors: George Andriko '11 
(Player of the week) and Tim 
Mehl '09 (Goalkeeper of the 

Tim Mehl 

lead the 
squad to 
a victory 
over #5 
9 saves, 

unlikely. I\ 

also racked up 5 

saves against Widener. 

Field Hockey focuses on the goal 

LVC improves to #7 nationally as season winds down 

Steven H. Wisner '09 

La Vie Sports Editor 

With only two losses on an 
impressive season, the LVC field 
hockey squad boasts an impressive 
.875 winning percentage on the 

Impressively the only two 
losses, one to Dickinson, the other 
loss against perennial powerhouse 
Messiah, on the year were by only 
one goal. The Dutchmen have aver- 
aged over five goals a game on the 
season while allowing 0.79. 

Climbing back up the rankings 
after the losses knocked them down 
a few spots, the seventh ranked 
field hockey team has dominated. 
The squad has outscored their op- 
ponents 24-2 in the last four games 
following their 
3-2 loss to 

d a y, 


LVC beat Division II Millersville 
3-1 after grabbing the lead only 50 
seconds into the game. 

The first score on the game was 
off the stick of Jocelyn Novak '12 
who recorded her team leading 
20th goal on the season. 

The Valley went into the half 
with a 1-0 lead and came out strong 
in the second half. 

Alex Wolfe '09 notched her 
team high 1 1th assist of the season, 
setting up Cait Eckenrode '11 with 
what turned out to be the game 
winning goal in the 50th minute. 

The Dutchmen then knocked 
in an insurance goal off the stick of 
Avery Carter '10 just minutes later 
bumping the score to 3-0. 

Millersville notched a single 
goal to close out the game, but it 
was not enough as LVC knocked 
off their Division II foe. 

With only three games remaining 
on the schedule, LVC looks to keep 
the momentum going in their favor. 

"Obviously, we expect nothing 
less than success," said Erika Peters 
'09. "In order to obtain this goal we 
need to be persistent and continue 
to grow from the games we play 
and the mistakes we make. Indi- 
vidually, I hope to be able to lift the 
energy of the team by stepping my 

game up to the next level." 

Peters is not the only player 
looking to step up to an even more 
impressive level. 

In the last four games, Wolfe has 
taken her game to the next level. 
She notched five goals and five as- 
sists, including a four goal game 
against Haverford. Meanwhile, No- 
vak notched five goals of her own 
in the four matches, largely thanks 
to her third career hat trick in the 
squad's 9-0 victory over Albright 
on Oct. 14. 

The Valley look to keep the mo- 
mentum rolling in their favor as 
they travel to Chester, Pa. today to 
take on the Pride from Widener at 
4 p.m. 


FOOTBALL: Squad quiets Pride in OT win 

Continued from Page 8 

After Fick was sacked and Bren- 
nan dropped a pass, the southpaw 
faced a fourth and 15 but went 
right back to Brennan, who just 
picked up the first down on the 
15 -yard reception. 

Then, Fick found his senior tight 
end Scott Klein who hauled in the 
13-yard pass, while Guiles took care 
of the rest and pounded his way into 
the end zone on the two-yard rush. 

Ryan came in and made the cru- 
cial PAT, her second of the game, to 
make it 20-13. 

The Widener offense took one 

last crack for a touchdown but after 
a big sack by seniors Brian Cottone 
and Anthony Pezzella, Cottone was 
able to shove wide receiver Tim 
Kilkenny out of bounds after the Al 
Humes throw set up a measurement 
on the Valley three-yard line. 

The ball was just inches short of 
a first down, and the nearly 2,700 
screaming fans at Arnold Field 
went nuts. 

Head Coach Jim Monos com- 
mented on what this game meant 
for him and his team for the rest of 
the season. 

"This game was a character build- 

er for us," said Monos. "In football, 
there are different ways to win, and 
today we found a way to win." 

Parker, Mannherz, and Guiles 
were able to run for 265 yards and 
two touchdowns combined as Don- 
ley caught nine balls for 1 14 yards. 

The defense created three turn- 
overs on interceptions by sopho- 
mores Zach Bleiler and Dane 
Eichelberger, and senior Bill Dixon 
scooped up a fumble recovery 

Lebanon Valley (4-2, 2-1 MAC) 
travels to King's (1-5, 0-3 MAC) this 
Saturday. Kickoff is slated for 1 : 30 pm. 
R. ZVORSKY rjzOO l( 

SOCCER: Team knocks off conference foes 

Continued from Page 8 

a bunch of guys told me they had a 
good feeling about the kick before I 
took it. It was meant to be our day." 

LVC held Messiah shot-less in 
the final five minutes, securing the 
historic win. 

Keeper Tim Mehl '09 turned in 

an outstanding performance, mak- 
ing nine saves, several of which 
were brilliant. 

The victory overMessiah was sand- 
wiched between a 3-0 win at Arcadia 
(goals by Chris Hall, Hutchinson, and 
Kopchick) and a 5-1 win over Widen- 
er (three goals by Hall with one each 

for Groff and Travis Steedle '10). 

With their conference record 
at 5-0, LVC has ensured at least a 
share of the top seed in the confer- 
ence tournament. 

It's good to be back. 


ntyOOl ( 



10/18 vs. Widener W, 20-13 (0T) 

Field Hockey: 

10/14 vs. Albright 
10A6 at Haverford 
10/18 vs. William Smith 


10/15 at Arcadia 
10/17 vs. Moravian 
10/22 vs. Messiah 

Men's Soccer: 

10/15 vs. Messiah W, 2-1 

10/18 vs. Widener W,5-l 

10/22 vs. Rutgers-Camden L, 0-1 (0T) 

Women's Soccer: 

10/14vs. Messiah 
10A8 vs. Widener 
10/22 at Wesley 

Women's Tennis 

10/16 at King's 

MASCAC Individuals 

Upcominq Games 


10/25 at King's 

1:30 p.m. 

Field Hockey: 

10/23 at Widener 
10/28 at York 


10/25 at U of Scranton 11a.m. 
10/25 vs. Gal laudet* 1p.m. 

Men's Soccer: 

10/25 at Lycoming 

Women's Soccer: 

10/25 at Lycoming 

Cross Country: 

10/25 at Elizabethtown Invite 

Ice Hockey: 

10/24 at Oswego State 
10/22 at SUNY-Brockport 


Football tied atop the conference 

Ryan kicks Dutchmen past pride, earns weekly conference award 

Ryan Zvorsky '09 

Circulation Manager 

With the first down marker just 
inches short, the entire campus 
could hear the roar. 

And with the big win over con- 
ference rival Widener University 
20-13 in overtime, the LVC foot- 

the third quarter, sophomore Caleb 
Fick, who went 13-for-33 for 188 
yards on the day, was able to find 
junior wideouts Joe Brennan and 
Matt Donley on the series for gains 
of 34 and 29 yards respectively. 

This nearly six-minute drive ended 
with another Ryan field goal, this one 
from 22 yards out to make it 13-0. 

Ben Waltz '11/LA VIE 

INCHING OUT THE WIN Charlie Parker '10 (left) avoids getting 
tripped up during one of his 15 carries on the day. He recorded 99 
yards before leaving with a shoulder injury. Cruz Mannherz '11 (cen- 
ter) brings the ball home for a touchdown on a 62-yard run. Brittany 
Ryan '11 (right) knocks down a 22-yard field goal in the third quar- 
ter, her second on the day. She also recorded two PATs 

ball team pulled into a first-place 
tie with FDU-Florham, who upset 
13th ranked Delaware Valley on 
Saturday afternoon. 

After a tough loss last week to 
the Aggies by a final score of 19-13, 
LVC needed to make a statement 
in front of a capacity crowd at Ar- 
nold Field on a crisp and cool Oc- 
toberfest Weekend. 

A balanced attack from all three 
sides of the football proved to be 
the difference. 

In the first quarter, after a Pride 
three and out, the Dutchmen 
marched on five plays to the Wid- 

ener three but scored nothing on the 
possession, as junior tailback Charlie 
Parker fumbled the football in the 
end zone, and the Pride recovered. 

Parker however did have a 47-yard 
scamper on the fourth play of the drive. 

The Dutchmen defense forced 
Widener to punt again and this time, 
the special teams unit was able to put 
points on the board. 

On the 10-play drive, Parker carried 
the ball seven times and sophomore Brit- 
tany Ryan booted a career-long 30-yard 
field goal with the wind at her back to 
make the score 3-0 at the 4:55 mark. 

In the second quarter, after LVC 
forced the Pride to their fourth three 
and out on the afternoon, the two- 
headed running attack of freshman 

Ben Guiles and sophomore Cruz 
Mannherz helped Lebanon Val- 
ley jump out to a 10-0 advantage. 

After Parker left the game during 
the previous set of downs to begin 
the second quarter with a shoulder 
injury, Guiles and Mannherz filled 
in for the dynamic halfback. 

On the three-play, 71 -yard drive 
midway through the quarter, Guiles 
forced his way for nine yards on 
two carries, but Mannherz found 
an opening at the line of scrimmage 
and bolted 62 yards past the Wid- 
ener defense to the end zone. 

The score stood at 10-0 after 30 
minutes of play, and both squads 
battled each other in the second half. 

On the Valley's first drive of 

The Pride scored before the end 
of the third quarter on a four-play 
19-yard drive to make it 13-6 after 
the missed extra point. 

After both offenses stalled at the 
start of the fourth quarter, Widener 
found the end zone again on a nine- 
play, 87-yard drive, which only took 
1:09 off the clock. 

The score stood at 13-13 at the 
end of regulation, and the game 
went into an overtime session. 

The Dutchmen received the pig- 
skin first and wasted no time cross- 
ing the goal line. 

Please see FOOTBALL | Page 7 

Set for the kill 

Volleyball continues to dominate the competition 


Matt Martin '09 

La Vie Staff Writer 

After defeating Arcadia in decisive 
fashion on Oct. 15 to clinch yet anoth- 
er playoffberth, the LVC women's vol- 
leyball team continues to dominate. 

The team mowed down Moravian 
on Friday night to set homecoming 
weekend in motion and completed 
the 3-0 sweep without breaking stride. 

Joelle Snyder '11 recorded 13 kills 
to lead the Dutchmen while Erin Yost 


'09 added 24 helpers in two sets. Brandi about the future and refuses to 

Roth '09 and Angela Kuperavage '12 release their choke-hold on the 

combined for 29 digs to maintain the competition, 

impeccable defense shown all season. "We take it one day at a time," 

"We are a true team," said Coach said Perry calmly. 

Wayne Perry. "Everyone chips in, all Conference playoffs begin in 

the time." two weeks which gives the team 

Perry has been forced to rest and ro- 
tate players due to unexpected injuries 
but declined to consider it a hindrance. 

"We're banged up but our lineup is only Elizabethtown College whose 

still solid," he said confidently. overall record pales in comparison at 

The team is staying optimistic 12-13. Playoff hopes are promising 

some time to recuperate. 

LVC is a flawless 4-0 in the con- 
ference. The honor is shared with 

for the girls, keeping home-court ad- 
vantage at the top of the priority list. 

"We like familiar territory," stated 
Perry. "For now, we focus on one game 
at a time [while] trying to keep prac- 
tices hard and competitive." 

Ultimately, the strategy is work- 
ing. The girls have won 14 straight. 
The regular season concludes Nov. 
1 in an away match for the Dutch- 
men against Marymount College. 




Men's soccer improve 

to 5-0 in conference 
Nate Yinger '09 

La Vie Staff Writer 

The 2008 men's soccer team 
continues to re-write history. 

Earlier this season, the team de- 
feated rival Elizabethtown College 
for the first time ever by a 2- 1 score. 

Last Wednesday, the team de- 
feated #5 Messiah College, a tradi- 
tional national powerhouse, by an 
identical 2- 1 score. 

The victory was not only the 
first defeat of Messiah in a series 
datingbackto 1973, but also marks 
the highest ranked opponent the 
Dutchmen have ever defeated. 

It took LVC just 37 seconds to 
open the scoring against the Fal- 
cons. A corner kick from the left 
side found Ethan Groff '12 who 
laid a pass to Justin Hutchinson ' 1 
on top of the 18, where he tucked 
a shot inside the left post for his 
second goal in as many matches. 

Messiah controlled the rest 
of the half, but could not score 
thanks to a strong LVC defense 
that did well clearing the box and 
forcing long, unthreatening shots. 

The Falcons continued their 
strong pressure early in the second 
half, and it finally paid off when 
Josh Sanders headed Geoff Pezon's 
free kick into the back of the net to 
level the score in the 62nd minute. 

Messiah did not sit back fol- 
lowing their goal, but instead con- 
tinued to apply strong pressure. 
They had two dangerous scoring 
chances in the next 15 minutes, 
but both shots hit the post. 

With five minutes remaining, Joe 
Kopchick TO was fouled directly in 
front of the goal 20 yards out, result- 
ing in a LVC free kick. George An- 
driko '11 stepped up to the ball and 
sent it over the Messiah wall and 
into the upper corner of the net, set- 
ting off a wild celebration from the 
large crowd at Herbert Field. 

"It was the best free kick of my life," 
said Andriko. As soon as it cleared 
the wall I knew it was in. It's weird, 

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